"Be like the deer who pants for the water." (Unsplash/Gary Bendig)

The Spirit of God says to you this day, "You feel discouraged. Your plans have not worked out for you. You wonder where I am. Why have I not responded to you? You are filled with many questions and even more doubt than before. Here is what I would say to you concerning these matters.

"First, when you come to Me, come to Me in faith. Faith believing that I do listen and I do care. If you would learn to seek My face at all times, you would learn to recognize my voice and know that I am speaking to you. More times than not, you choose not to listen to that still small voice wooing you to repentance. Repentance from unbelief and doubt.

"Another reason your plans have not worked out for you, is just that—they are your plans, not Mine for you. You have not taken the time to consider what My plan for you is. Some of you don't want to know My plan for you. But if you would trust Me, you would come to the realization that I have designed you for a specific purpose, and with that purpose is a specific plan. And to accomplish the plan and to fulfill the purpose, you need to consult Me for direction. My plan is not to harm you, but to prosper you. Get the master plan from the Master.

"I have promised you that I will never leave you nor forsake you. My word is firm; it is truth, and I have not left you. You have wandered after the lusts of your own flesh. Flesh and spirit do not mix. Flesh is carnal, it's temporal, but the spirit is eternal. Seek the eternal plan and the earthly plan will fall into its place.

"Learn to seek Me with all your heart, might and soul. Lean not onto your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will direct your paths. I will lead you down the eternal paths of righteousness. And this righteousness of My Son will lead you to the way of the everlasting life.

"Be like the deer who pants for the water, and when he reaches the shores of the living waters, he drinks freely until he is full and overflowing. Allow your heart to pant for My heart, allow it to beat to the rhythm of everlasting life that is found only in Me. Do not seek the temporal things of this world but be satisfied only with Me and My ways.

"Don't crowd Me out of your heart with these earthly ways. Clear your schedules and make room for Me. I am the only one that can satisfy you with the goodness of life. The life that I have prepared solely for you with Me.

"If you will seek Me with all your heart and in all your ways, you will find Me. And in Me, and only in Me will you discover greatness, not yours, but Mine. For greater am I in you, than Satan who is in this world. It is from of this greatness within you that you will be satisfied with the plans and purposes I have created for you to fulfill.

"Some of you are walking completely in the opposite direction from what I had planned, and you are unfulfilled and unhappy. Others have veered off just a little, but eventually even veering off the straight and narrow pathway I have designed for you leads you farther and farther away from Me, farther away from the plan and purpose I have for you. And unhappiness gains a foothold in your life.

"Turn back to Me, My wayward child. And this time, allow Me to lead you and guide you into all truth, into a land of milk and honey, the promised land I have designed especially for you. Turn back, before it's too late.

"Remember, I love you with an everlasting love. My love for you is unconditional. This does not mean you can do whatever you please, but that I love you.

"Love, your heavenly Father, your heavenly Dad."

Becky Dvorak is a prophetic healing evangelist and the  author of DARE to BelieveGreater Than Magic and  The Healing Creed. Visit her at authorbeckydvorak.com.

This article originally appeared at authorbeckydvorak.com.

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